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BRENDA STAR

Studio: 20 Vernon Street, Somerville, MA 02145

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

Gallery NAGA, Boston, MA 2009
2005, 2000, 1996, 1989, 1988, 1985 1982, 1980

Cyclorama Boston MA “ARTCetera Benefit” 2008
Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA
“Annual AIDS Benefit” 2008
Meditech Inc. Canton MA "Controversy" 2006
Aidekman Arts Center Tufts University 2005
Three Columns Gallery, Harvard University,
Cambridge MA 2004
New Art Center, Newton MA 2001
“The Animal as Muse: Divine to Demonic”
MPG, Boston, MA 2001 “body parts”
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham MA 2000
“Out-of-the-box!”
Starr Gallery, Leventhal-Sidman JCC, Newton MA 2000
“The Power To Enchant: Amulets & Talismans”
Somerville Museum, Somerville MA 1999
“A Survey of Local Contemporary Works”
Boston Public Library, Boston MA 1998
“The Space of Speech: Artists Working the Language/
Image Boundary”
Fuller Museum of Art Brockton MA
"The Eighth Triennial" 1996
Howard Yezerski Gallery Boston MA 1996
"Industrial Strength"
Newport Art Museum Newport RI 1990
"Exploring the Figure through Sculptured Form"
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park Lincoln MA 1989
“Sculpture on the Edge”
Aartvaark, Philadelphia PA 1989
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 1988
Holy Cross College, Worcester MA 1988 “Visiting Artists”
Northeastern University, Boston MA 1988 “Works in Paper”
Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta College of Art, Atlanta GA
1987 “small scale sculpture/Large Scale Sculpture”
Bank of Boston Gallery, Boston MA 1987
“The Narrated Earth”
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA 1986
“The ICA 50th Anniversary Art Auction”
Bank of Boston Gallery, Boston MA 1986
“Large Scale Works in Paper”
Fanueil Hall, Boston MA 1986
“A Salute of Boston Artists”
Wellesley College Museum, Wellesley MA 1986
DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln MA 1985
“Beyond Antiquity: Classical References in
Contemporary Art”
Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo NY 1985
“Sculpture”
Museum School Gallery, School of the Museum of Fine Arts,
Boston MA 1985
“Works in Handmade Paper”
Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro VT 1985
“Workshop Experiments: Clay, Paper, Fabric, Glass”
Gallery Eleven, Tufts University, Medford MA 1985
“Collaboration/Rugg Road”
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA 1984
“Boston Now: Sculpture”
Fitchburg Art Museum, Fitchburg MA 1984
“Paper in Art” Somerville Historical Society,
Somerville MA 1984 “Somerville Connections”
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA 1984
Mobilia, Cambridge MA 1983
“Altered Egos”
Bridgewater State College, Bridgewater MA 1983
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston MA 1983
VanBuren/Brazelton/Cutting Gallery, Cambridge MA 1982
Arts and Science Center, Nashua NH 1982
Danforth Museum, Framingham MA 1981
“Homage”
Bannister Gallery, Rhode Island College, Providence RI 1981
John F. Kennedy Library/Symphony Hall, Boston MA 1980
“Art in Support of Art”


TEACHING

School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA present
Associate Instructor
Tufts University, Medford MA present
Associate Instructor, Basic Sculpture
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester MA 1987
Visiting Artist
College of the Montserrat, Beverly MA 1987
Visiting Artist

EDUCATION

MFA, Sculpture
Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Boston MA
BFA, Sculpture
Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Boston MA

AWARDS /RESIDENCIES

Artist in Residence Fine Arts Work Center,
Provincetown, MA 1999
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA 1991
Two commissioned editioned pieces for benefactors for
annual benefit
Massachusetts Artists Fellowship in Sculpture 1989

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

Simmons College, Boston MA
Bank of Boston, Boston MA
The Boston Company, Boston MA
Delta Dental, Boston MA
Fidelity Management and Research, Boston MA
Massachusetts Financial Services, Boston MA
Meditech, Boston MA